Journey2Jobs maps the road to employment

Helm Housing Association and Bryson FutureSkills have recently launched Journey2Jobs - a work and training scheme which aims to support the return of long term unemployed and young people to the workplace. The scheme is one of the first of its kind in Northern Ireland between a Housing Association and a skills Training Provider.

Staff from both organisations issued a call for all those who want to enhance their skills, avail of employability training and gain relevant work experience to attend the six information sessions which take place across Belfast in the coming weeks.

A series of training workshops over thirteen weeks will provide career coaching and will lead to an accredited Employability Skills Qualification upon successful completion. Those who take part in the programme will receive impartial careers advice and guidance, an in-depth assessment, a personal training plan and work mentor. Helm Housing Association will then provide a number of ten-week work placements for successful candidates on completion of the training. On the job experience will include areas such as customer service, construction, maintenance, administration and others.

Speaking at the launch, Sheila Taylor, Neighbourhood Manager at Helm Housing said: “The difficulty in accessing training and work experience can be a barrier for many people who are long term unemployed and who wish to return to the jobs market. Journey2Jobs has been designed in conjunction with Bryson FutureSkills to help those seeking employment gain training and valuable work experience. The programme will give participants better employment prospects, hands on learning and hopefully an improved health and wellbeing too. We look forward to welcoming the candidates to the Helm Housing team in the near future.”

Cathy Wilson from Bryson FutureSkills added: We are delighted to be working in partnership with Helm Housing to provide a wide range of work experience opportunities throughout the Greater Belfast area.

For more information contact the Employment Team at Bryson FutureSkills on 028 90745408.

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